International Journal of Mars Research | ISSN 2453-8760 | Current Issue: 12 Volume 4


MAVEN detects aurora and mysterious dust cloud

Volume 2, Issue 3

Press release: NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere. The presence of the dust at orbital altitudes from about 93 miles (150 kilometers) to 190 miles (300 kilometers) above the surface was not predicted. Although the source and composition of the dust are unknown, there is no hazard to MAVEN and other spacecraft orbiting Mars.

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Navigation and positioning errors caused by natural conditions on Mars (research of GNSS for Mars)

Volume 2, Issue 1

Evolution of robotic exploration of Mars is bringing us more complex questions into our attention. One of the most important of them is becoming the precise positioning and navigation services on red planet. It is simply because of the successful completion of some of the present steps in the scientific exploration of Mars. We know more and more every year and our future missions to this planet will have more difficult targets. These missions will go under the ground of the Martian soil and will look for another signs of possible life (bacteria, etc).

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